Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Stranded

There is a distinct lack of snow in Ayr. But, since all the transport networks are closed down, it is difficult to venture out of the County boundaries. It feels surreal to watch the rest of Scotland collapsing under the weight of the snow and the havoc it has wreaked. If the predicted thaw comes at the end of the week, no doubt activity will be frenetic as folk get themselves back to where they belong and stock up on supplies before the next predicted onslaught.
Displaced folk are making headline news just now but what about those who spend their lives as displaced people? Where are they tonight? Will insights gained and lessons learned from this crisis make any difference to their lives?

2 comments:

crabbit besom said...

I am becoming concerned that little has been said about the less fortunate - particularly rough sleepers - at this cold time. If it wasn't for the activities of the local food bank and shelters, run by the churches, it would be a case of "out of sight out of mind" for many around here.

liz said...

You're so right CB. We worry about folk stranded in cars, schools, etc. - as we should. But what about those who are homeless? How can they survive in this cold? It's like the news is being censored. Sharing your concern.

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